“Ugly Love” a heart-wrenching novel

Jenna Martin

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“Ugly Love” is a novel by Colleen Hoover. Colleen Hoover is a 42-year-old author who has recently risen to the top of the writing industry. Hoover was recently named the “Best Selling Author,” and ” The #1 Sunday Times Best Seller.” Hoover first started writing in November 2011. Her first novel “Slammed” was published in 2012 and a “New York Times Best Seller.” Since then Hoover has published 39 novels. Her best sellers being “It Ends with Us,”  ” Hopeless,” “November 9,” and “Ugly Love.”  Hoover focuses on  young adult fiction and romance.

The heart-wrenching novel  “Ugly Love” came out in 2014. The novel tells a story about Tate, a 23-year-old nurse, and a student who has no time for relationships. Tate recently moved in with her brother Corbin until she has the money for her own place and Corbin’s best friend Miles, a secretive airline pilot scarred from a tragic heartbreak years ago. The story definitely throws you through a loop, as there is a whirlwind of events that take place involving all the characters of the story. I would definitely say that this one is a tear-jerker.

Hoover does an magnificent job covering all the details of Tate and Mile’s relationship, and truly gets the meaning of the novel across. Hoover did state that the true meaning of the story was “to show how much love can hurt and how much loving someone can cause so much immense pain,” which is definitely expressed through out the chapters.  I would personally rate this novel a 4/5, and it is definitely one of my favorites so far.